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13 Celebs Who Broke Up And Still Had to Work Together

Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray

Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray

These "One Tree Hill" co-stars became engaged in 2004 and subsequently married in 2005. Despite the announcement of their separation in 2005, just five months after the wedding, the couple continued to work together on the show. In recent years, Bush has been linked to "One Tree Hill" co-workers such as James Lafferty and Austin Nichols. Guess Sophia must be pretty good at navigating awkward interactions on set!

Jack White and Meg White

Jack White and Meg White

These two musicians worked together to form their band, The White Stripes, and were married from 1996 to 2000. Although the pair ultimately divorced before their band reach the heights of its international fame, they continued to work together to produce hits such as "Fell in Love with a Girl" and "Seven Nation Army."

Blake Lively and Penn Badgley

Blake Lively and Penn Badgley

These two "Gossip Girls" stars ended their romance at around the same time that their onscreen fling (between characters Serena and Dan) ended as well. However, the show picked up the Serena and Dan thread a season or so later, ending with the two characters getting married. That had to have been awkward! Soon after the show's end, Lively got married to actor Ryan Reynolds. Badgley recently admits that he has not sent Lively a wedding present.

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Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal

Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal

It was a long road to the creation of Stefani's ultimately very successful band, No Doubt. Stefani is the lead singer and Kanal is the bassist for the band despite a bitter breakup just before the band became big. Despite the split, the two have learned to work together professionally and have produced several hits such as "Don't Speak" and "Simple Kind of Life."

Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev

Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev

This "Vampire Diaries" couple has made a splash on screen as well as in their private lives. The duo has been a couple in real life and has spent three years together until a split in 2013. Despite the split, the two stars must continue to work together as the show heads into its fifth season. (Although, they might be back together again, it's hard to keep up...)

Jennifer Garner and Michael Vartan

Jennifer Garner and Michael Vartan

After divorcing brief "Felicity" co-star Scott Foley in 2003, Garner rebounded with another co-star, Michael Vartan, for about a year. "Alias" lasted six seasons, while the relationship ended long before the series did. Awkwardly enough, on the show, Garner's character Sidney eventually got married to Vartan's character, Vaughn. When the wedding scene was filmed, Garner was pregnant with new husband Ben Affleck's baby! You really just can't make this stuff up.

Katie Holmes and Joshua Jackson

Katie Holmes and Joshua Jackson

Before she married actor Tom Cruise, Holmes was popular for her role on the TV show "Dawson's Creek." During this period of time, there was a real-life relationship between Holmes and Joshua Jackson. However, these two stars broke up even though they had to continue their onscreen relationship. Yikes!

Rachel Bilson and Adam Brody

Rachel Bilson and Adam Brody

On TV, this actress and actor played popular characters Summer and Seth on the hit TV show "The O.C." In real life, the couple ended up dating for a relatively short period of time during 2006. However, after their split, they had to continue working together until the show ended in 2007. On the show, the couple ultimately ended up together. Er, awkward.

Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki

Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki

These "The Big Bang Theory" co-stars play romantic partners named Leonard and Penny on the show. The pair had dated for almost two years while the show was filming, although they did not open up about their secretive relationship until 2010. Both insist that they are still friends, and that they did not talk about their relationship for fear of spoiling perceptions of their on-screen characters.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

Unlike many other celebrity couples, this duo seems to have parted ways quite amicably. In fact, their split in July 2011 has not stopped them from working together on the show they created together. The show, titled "Q'Viva," is a talent show competition that focuses on finding star Latin performers.

Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake

Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake

This pair has dated for roughly three years, from 2003 to 2006. Unlike many other celebs, they were not working together when they broke up. However, the duo was forced to reunite, professionally, in 2011 for a comedy called "Bad Teacher." By this time, it seems enough time has passed to allow the two to work together amicably on set.

Jennifer Carpenter and Michael C. Hall

Jennifer Carpenter and Michael C. Hall

These two actors played Dexter and his sister Deb on the Showtime series "Dexter." The two started dating while co-starring on the show and got married in 2008, and then divorced three years later in 2011. Despite this, the two had to continue working together on the show--but at least they didn't have to keep any kind of romance alive on screen like many of the other couples on this list!

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson

These two stars fell in love while filming the "Twilight" saga together, but Kristen was caught cheating on Rob with the director from another film she starred in, "Snow White and the Huntsman." Although Kristen deeply regretted her actions, the two broke up after the truth came to light. Even though they had already finished filming the last "Twilight" installment, the two were obligated to promote the final movie together. Since this was the very last "Twilight" movie, it was promoted heavily. Talk about awkward!

Whether it's due to personal differences or hectic schedules, many celeb couples end up breaking up. Many can part ways peacefully, but some have had to continue working together after their split.

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